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the fiscal cliff. let's get to our senior economic reporter, steve leesman, with his predictions for the economy in 2013. >> reporter: >>> trying to figure out what's going to happen in 2013 depends on one very important development -- whether the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff in a few days' time, and for how long. if it's avoided, there's considerable upside for the economy. we could see at least one and maybe two quarters of growth above 3%. the kind of growth that would put people back to work and lower the unemployment rate. why? because business has been holding back investment amid the uncertainty. unleashing business spending would add to the growth from the nascent rebound in housing and from the consumer who has hung in there despite tough times. in fact, we could see unemployment drop below 7%. although it might first rise, more work into the work force who have been discouraged but can't find work. then could it fall. as for the fed, i think the market may be overstating its expectations for assets purchased from the central bank in 2013. at the current pace, the new
countries, particularly in china. >> steve, it also comes at a time when there's been a lot of congressional scrutiny for companies that go around the rules that the u.s. has. what is -- is this behavior illegal? and in what sense is it contra convenienting those laws and do you expect them to come under more precious in the u.s.? >> after i started writing about ze back in march and april, the u.s. commerce department immediately launched an investigation and later the justice department launched an investigation after a -- after it came out that zte allegedly attempted to cover it up and considered destroying the documents i had. whether that happened to huawei remains to be seen. the house intelligence committee issued a report which is highly critical of both of these companies including huawei for failing to be open about its iran business and provide any evidence that they were, in fact, obeying u.s. sanctions. and i don't believe that those investigators had access to the documents i've seen concerning huawei. i can't imagine that this isn't going to cause some problems for huawei goi
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